Authorities identify Barneveld man who died following Highway 18 crash

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MADISON, Wis. — Dane County officials have identified the Barneveld man who died following a deadly crash on Highway 18 in mid-December.

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 45-year-old Darren Q. Jones, also known as Anthony DeJesus. Officials said he died from injuries he suffered in the crash.

Police responded to a single-car crash around 6:20 p.m. at Highway 18 and County Trunk Highway PB in Verona on Dec. 16. Jones was transported to a local hospital after the crash where he was pronounced dead the next day.

The Barneveld community is coming together to financially support Jones’ family after he lost his life. Jones, his wife and two young children moved to Barneveld from Arizona in search of a better life this summer.

The Verona Police Department and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office are still investigating the crash.